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San Diego’s fastest and most scenic half marathon. Run from the Cabrillo National Monument atop the tip of Point Loma, along San Diego Bay, Harbor Island, Embarcadero, past the Star of India, through downtown San Diego to a rousing finish in historic Balboa Park.

How to enter the Finest City Half Marathon

  1. America's Finest City 5K

    Run 5km
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  2. America's Finest City Half Marathon

    Run 21.097km
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Event Details

What’s Included
  • Technical fabric short-sleeve shirt
  • Half marathon and 5K finisher medals
  • Complimentary beer in Ballast Point beer garden

Can walkers do the 5k or half marathon?

Yes; however, a time limit of 3 hours for the half marathon will be strictly enforced. This means you must maintain a 13:44-minute-per-mile pace or faster. For the 5K, you must be able to complete the course in 1 hour. This means you must maintain a 19:21-minute-per-mile pace or faster.

Do charities benefit from this event?

Yes! Since its inception in 1978, The America’s Finest City Half Marathon has raised millions of dollars for national and local non-profit organizations. The event’s primary beneficiaries are the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, San Diego Fire Rescue and Friends of Balboa Park. The AFC Half Marathon also provides the opportunity for other local charities to raise funds through their association with the event.

Finest City Half Marathon weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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